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Salary: $4,204.00 - $8,136.00
Posted: 01/22/2014

Job Description:


The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is seeking an economist with expertise in micro and macroeconomic modeling, forecasting, and a desire to work in a nationally and internationally recognized air pollution control agency. The ARB’s mission is to promote and protect California’s public health, welfare and ecological resources by reducing air pollution while recognizing and considering the effects on the state’s economy. Some of the ARB’s highest priorities are implementing the Federal Clean Air Act requirements and California’s historic law reducing greenhouse gas emissions (AB32).

The successful candidate will join an existing team of ARB economists working to strengthen regulatory and policy economic analyses used in support of various offices and divisions in the agency. The primary responsibility of the candidate will be to improve the agency’s modeling of climate change, transportation, and energy related regulations and policies. Additionally, the candidate will work on understanding how economic forecasts and the latest modeling tools can best be applied to the development of air quality regulations and policy. This will require close interaction with other government agencies, leading academics, and affected stakeholders to ensure the most current and appropriate analytical approaches are used.


Applicants should have a keen interest in applied air and climate policy and possess a strong background in micro and macroeconomics with experience with economic models that analyze the current and future California economy, energy, technology, and underlying economic forecasts and potential future scenarios. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse stakeholder group including the public, other government agencies, and research organizations, and strong interpersonal and leadership skills are absolutely necessary. The ability to work proactively and efficiently on multiple projects with strict deadlines is expected. The qualified applicants must have a strong desire for making original and sustained contributions to the mission of the ARB. You should also be a motivated team player with an enthusiastic attitude and the dedication to work hard on some of the most important issues of our time. Experience in development, modeling, analysis of economic, air pollution, and energy policy scenarios is highly desirable.


Air Resources Engineers and qualified candidates in other classifications are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. This vacancy may be subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Surplus applicants must attach a copy of their surplus letter with a completed standard State application (STD 678). On page one of your State application you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility: list appointment, transfer, SROA, surplus, re-employment, or reinstatement.

If interested, please submit a completed standard State application (STD 678) and any other relevant documents (e.g. unofficial transcript, copy of degrees, resume, etc.) to the attention of Shana Wood at the address below.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Air Pollution Specialist 673 - 386 - 3887 - xxx
Will also consider hiring a(n)
AIR RESOURCES ENGINEER $4,608.00 - $8,360.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
ARB/Research Division
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812
Shana Wood
(916) 323-1511

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